Archives for November 2015

Americans paying 130% more for healthcare under Obamacare

Wasn't President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) supposed to help Americans save money on healthcare? Well, it's actually done quite the opposite, according to the latest data from Aon Hewitt. The chart below suggests that American workers are … [Read more...]

The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

By: Andrew Syrios It’s quite interesting indeed when both progressives and conservatives seem to be nostalgic for those good ol’ days in the 1950s, for different reasons, of course. Conservatives want to go back to the nuclear Leave It to Beaver … [Read more...]

Chart: Urban growth per hour

The London Guardian is out with a new chart that looks at the world's fastest growing cities using urban growth per hour. As expected, the top cities on the list are in Asia, like Shenzhen, Delhi, Lagos and Manila. New York City, London and Berlin … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Nov. 23 to Nov. 29

In case you missed any of this week’s articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: EPI Chart: What do you have to make in a year to be in the top 1% of your state? 10 things more likely … [Read more...]

5 random things for a Friday (Greek pensioners protest, Seattle’s minimum wage, woman steals from child on Black Friday)

News Story of the Day: Roughly 2,000 pensioners took the streets of central Athens on Thursday shouting "we can't live on 300 euros ($318). The pensioners, which took over the streets of Athens and 12 other towns, were protesting the left-wing … [Read more...]

Be thankful for food waste, Black Friday and laziness on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: a time you feast as if you were on death row. You're going to be munching on a giant carcass, mashed potatoes, stuffing, little tiny onions and a delicious cheesecake. Even if you're just a family of four you have cooked for a family of … [Read more...]

U.S. debt under Obama soars $8 trillion

As Barack Obama's tenure as president enters its final year, it's interesting to look at the national debt, which can be attributed to the failed policies of the White House, Congress and the Federal Reserve. Of course, it's the system itself that is … [Read more...]

Video: John Oliver on pennies

John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight," looks at the state of pennies in the United States. It currently costs 1.7 cents to produce the one cent penny. Is it even worth it anymore? Some argue that it's a national treasure, while others say it's … [Read more...]

LOL: Hillary Clinton says ‘every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported’

Hillary Clinton, the next president of the United States, must not understand the definition of irony. This is just too funny. Clinton posted this tweet on Monday: "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and … [Read more...]

Video: Is it moral for the government to force others to give to the cause of your choice?

Charity or taxation? Is there a difference between the two. For anyone who understands freedom, liberty and economics, there is a major difference. Charity is voluntary, while taxation is force. This video asks the questions: is it moral to force … [Read more...]